Tina Marie Ashley, age 54, of Colchester, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved family, on Thursday, January 16th after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. Born May 29, 1965, she was the only daughter of Roland Theriault and the late Bernice (Daigle) Theriault. She attended the Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse. On August 21, 1988 in Middletown, Tina married her soulmate, Scott Ashley. The couple made their home and started their family in Colchester.
Known to be kind, gentle, caring and compassionate, Tina had a gift for soothing people, which greatly helped throughout her career as an RN. She worked for Apple Rehab, Harrington Court, the VNA and Middlesex Hospital. Tina was a devout woman of faith and fully embodied what it means to be a servant of Christ. She truly enjoyed serving others and would always try to help anyone with whatever they were going through, seeking out resources to support them in difficult times. Tina established the Parish Nurse program at the Colchester Federated Church through their Ministry of Wellness. She also dedicated countless hours and resources to support the Colchester Special Olympics. Tina touched the lives of everyone she met, and her loss will impact so many.
Above all, Tina’s greatest joy in life was her family; she was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be forever loved and missed by her husband of over 31 years, Scott; her sons; Nicholas and his wife Mohini, Christopher, Timothy, David and Matthew; her daughter, Victoria and her husband Isaac Bjorbekk; her grandchildren, Cassidy, Josephine, Melanie and Liyan; her brothers, Theodore Theriault and Mark along with his wife Julie Theriault; and numerous extended family members and cherished friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Bernice Theriault.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 24th from 4-7pm. On Saturday, January 25th, a memorial service and celebration of Tina’s life will be held at 10:30 am. Both services will be directly at Colchester Federated Church, 60 South Main St., Colchester. Burial will take place after the service on Saturday at Linwood Cemetery and then family and friends will be welcomed back at the church for a reception lunch and time of fellowship to share memories. The Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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